Mother's Day is a 1980 horror film, directed by Charles Kaufman, a brother of Troma Entertainment co-founder Lloyd Kaufman, who served as an associate producer for the film.
The plot begins with the long-time friendship of three mutual women: Abbey (Nancy Hendrickson), Jackie (Deborah Luce) and Trina (Tiana Pierce) who reunite every year to take a camping trip. Once while setting their vacation up in the woods, they find their trip turns into a worst nightmare when they are captured by a group of two partially insane punks: Ike (Holdem Mc Guire) and Addley (Billy Ray Mc Quade). The punks lead a comfortable living along with their mentally abnormal Mother (Rose Ross) in an occult hovel situated amidst the woods. All through the movie, their mother goads her sons into acts of sex, violence and murder, who smacks her lips to find the sins going on and on in her own ways of liking. Eventually one of the women is severely brutalized by Ike and Addley, the remaining two escape before she dies from her sustained injuries. They soon regroup, arm themselves, and set out for bloody revenge against Ike, Addley and Mother.
Due to its scenes of violence and rape
, it is often considered an exploitation film. Although not particularly successful at the time of the release, it was released on DVD
in 2000 by Troma Entertainment
and has garnered a cult following among horror/exploitation fans.
In the UK, the film was rejected by the BBFC, banning it from sale. In 2006 and again in 2008, the film was shown on the Horror Channel, evidently with no cuts. It has still not received a DVD release in the UK, however, making its status there somewhat ambiguous. The film was originally released with a 'R' rating in Australia. However, in 1985 it was banned and remains so to this day.
Popular comedian Bobby Collins makes an appearance as a motivational speaker.